Bad News...

Discussion in 'Long Term Trying To Conceive' started by Pusskins, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Pusskins

    Pusskins Well-Known Member

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    Got my blood test results today.
    I have low progesterone levels

    Ive never felt so upset and depressed in my life.
    :cry::cry::cry:
     
  2. mrsmab

    mrsmab TTC No 1 since Jan 2008

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    sorry to hear that hun! At least you know now, there are things they can do!
    Hugs
    xx
     
  3. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    I have low progesterone too. I take Clomid and Prometrium. :hug: There are things that you can take and it's "fixable".
     
  4. Farie

    Farie Well-Known Member

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    Try not to worry to much honey, of all the things that can be wrong it is one of the much more 'fixable' ones :hugs:
    Your Dr will be able to give you something - as the other ladies have said, Clomid and progesterone tablets really do help.
     
  5. Pusskins

    Pusskins Well-Known Member

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    How many cycles have you been taking the clomid and prometrium?
     
  6. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    I took it for 6 cycles. First cycle, I got pregnant with twins and miscarried, but I just had a lap/hysterscopy/D&C on Wednesday, and it turns out that part of my uterus was adhered together...no wonder I couldn't get pregnant or keep a pregnancy! Also, I did have two babies prior...and my second, I was told that I didn't even ovulate that month because my progesteron was so low...I think it was a 9 or 6 or something crazy like that. Well, I got pregnant that same month, somehow. Then I was told I would for sure miscarry. I gave birth at 37 weeks to a healthy baby girl. So, don't lose hope. Clomid increases your progesterone, as well, if you get the Prometrium, it's natural and you take it orally. Makes you feel a bit fat and bloated (and tired) but it's not too bad. GOod luck to you!
     
  7. chefamy1122

    chefamy1122 hating infertility

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    Pusskins I remember how devasted I was when I found out how low my progesterone level was, but luckily this is something that can be fixed. The clomid did not work for me, but when I took the injections of Follistim, it DID make me ovulate. I don't know anything about your medical history, but hopefully you find a doctor that can find the right combo of meds to make your body cooperate!!! JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! :hugs::hugs:
     
  8. Lawhra

    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    Sorry you had bad news. Just like the other girls said, it is fixable relatively easily, so I hope you can take some comfort from that and aren't feeling so low. It's awfull to feel that way.
    This may sound crazy but I was hoping for that result. Because to me it meant just having to take some meds and i'd be ok. I was sad that I had a result somewhere in the fifties because it has meant other, more difficult issues.
    I know that sounds silly but when ttc you can kinda go a little nuts!

    I wish you all the best with whatever you are prescribed and hope you get a speedy bfp :hugs:
     
  9. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    Me too and it's fixable. Don't worry hun! :hug:
    I just started taking Clomid and will start Prometrium soon.
     
  10. Pusskins

    Pusskins Well-Known Member

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    What happened at your first appointment with the FS (fertility specialist)?
    What tests did they carry out?
    How long did it take for the referel?

    Hope it works out for you on your next load of meds.

    P.S sorry for the questions, its new to me.
    :hug:
     
  11. Pusskins

    Pusskins Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the meds.
    How long have you been ttc for?
    :hug:
     
  12. Pusskins

    Pusskins Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments girlie's
    Ill keep you all updated.

    xxx
     
  13. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    Thanks. I'm in my 11th month. My cycles are very long and my Dr. determined that I am not ovulating. My last progesterone test was 0.54 when it should've been over 20(US scale is a bit different than UK). I'm hopeful that Clomid will help.

    I hope you can move forward soon. Good luck! xx
     
  14. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    No worries about the questions! First, I just want to say that I live in Canada, and things might be different here...I don't know where you live though.

    First appointment, well, we went over the tests I had done by my DR, and then he ordered more blood work. I was then offered the Prometrium with a pregnancy...but, I miscarried. I went again a few more months, but nothing. So, I had an HSG (hysterosaplingogram). That is where they shoot dye through your cervix and uterus and out your fallopian tubes. They take pictures as they do this to check everything. All looked good, so they gave me the Clomid. I got pregnant, but miscarried again (third m/c in a row). So, then I went 5 more cycles with the Clomid and Prometrium taking it 2 days past ovulation. Nothing. Then I went in again, and was offered the laproscopy/hysterscopy/hydrotubation/D&C...which I just had last Wednesday. There they found scarring that adhered one side of my uterus to the other. This was from a past c-section. This never showed up on any of the u/s, or the HSG's that I have had in the past. So, now I still have the low progesterone, but I feel that is something that I can overcome. Just waiting for the go-ahead from my specialist. I can't remember how long it took to see him...maybe a month or two. I was very pro-active in the meetings though. I always wrote out notes, asked questions, and did my research at home. I would ask specifically for things. One thing that you can get and it is better than a blood test for determining your progesterone levels, is an endometrial biopsy. I would ask about that. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  15. Pusskins

    Pusskins Well-Known Member

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    Crumbs, you've had alot done.
    Are you pregnant now?

    Ill def ask about the endometrial biopsy.
    Ive been reading up about things myself, very interesting stuff.
    Cant wait now till my appointment to come through.

    Good luck to yourself and keep me posted :D
    :hug:
     
  16. bklove

    bklove We got married 4/07

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    Good luck to you, you seemed more armed and ready for your situation now :hugs:
    ps: They've got progesterone suppositories to which can help with maintaining a pregnancy, don't think anyone mentioned that yet.
     

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